Thursday, June 30, 2016

a bereaved mother remembers.

a fellow bereaved mother shares her heartfelt emotions.
Annie OChen
2 hrs ·
11 years ago you came into the world quietly.....unlike the normal cry that every parent expect to hear from their new born, we knew there'd be no cry but silence.....
11 years on it still breaks my heart not having you here with me~~~ baby Mikah, I love you so much, have a fantastic angel are missed everyday!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

John Travolta

"They say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say that isn't true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child. Someone you raised and watched grow everyday. Someone you taught how to walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love. It's the worst thing to ever happen to anyone. My son died of a seizure. He brought me so much joy. He was my everything. Those 16 years of being his father taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be thankful for their parents. Because, life is very short. Spend time with your parents and parents spend time with your children. Treat them well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won't be there anymore. What I truly learned most of all is, love everyday like it's your last. Because, one day, it will be. Take chances and go live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them everyday. Don't take any moment for granted. Life is worth living."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Driving with babies on the laps

I feel quite angry when a westerner is condescending, saying life in the east is cheap. My blood boiled when I see parents driving with a small baby on her lap,  a toddler steering, and a smaller child on her lap.
Is it education? Is it policing to solve this issue?
Is life cheap?  A mother who has lost her child will tell you no loss is cheap.

Ann Chin,
Writer, Diary of a bereaved Mother

Friday, June 24, 2016

Touch burning questions

Senior Pastor Jonathan Dove is a bereaved parent like me. In my experience with bereaved parents, a question often asked is," God, why did you take my child."

Greenlane Christian Centre's senior pastor Jonathan Dove is asking for the tough questions.
What have you always wanted to ask God?
That's the question being posed by Auckland's Greenlane Christian Centre. The centre is running a fun initiative aiming to find out what New Zealanders really want to know about God. They've set up a website where members of the public can ask their questions anonymously, and the five most common questions will be addressed in Q & A sessions during their July services.
A team of trained theologians are behind the campaign, and they will be conducting research to answer the questions as thoroughly as they can.
Senior pastor Jonathan Dove says the campaign is getting a lot of attention.